Kygo Strikes Gold: Reviewing ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’

Kygo remixes Tina Turner track

Norwegian DJ, Kygo, has packed a punch with his new release – a dance edit of Tina Turner’s smash hit ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’. And, dance music lovers world over can’t get enough. The slick remix of the 1984 dance pop hit has given new life to summer playlists all over the world. So, here’s why this new project has struck gold. 

Late last week, Kygo announced the release of a fresh dance edit of the all time classic, ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’. The track, which remains Tina Turner’s only solo No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, is a groovy pop hit loved by Gen X, Y and Z, alike. Its slick bass line combined with synth pop percussion and Tina Turner’s husky vocals is a natural recipe for a hit. Well, Kygo’s remix breathes new life into those catchy elements, balancing the original out with fresh tropical house sounds. 

In Kygo’s signature style, the remix is peppered with vibrant rhythm, courtesy of sharp chords on the piano. The Norwegian producer leaves Tina Turner’s striking vocals to shine, adding a slick bass line and electronic drums to fill up the silences from the original. And so, the remix finds the perfect balance between old and new. Make no mistake, this remix isn’t just another dance-hall project. 

Kygo caters to lovers of the original and introduces newer audiences to a tropical house alternative of the classic. Making its way onto dance playlists world over, this track is a sure hit, much like its 1984 predecessor. 

‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’ by Tina Turner and Kygo is now available on all streaming platforms. 

By: Ahalya Narayanan